HOPE — John Hudson Osgood, born July 9, 1940, lived an imaginative, considerate and just life. He was a writer, photographer, athlete, thinker, professional real estate developer, an avid and accomplished pilot and sailor.

One friend remembers John: “I loved John as my Renaissance friend; he could do everything and do it so well.” For his children, he offered an expansive sense of life and opportunity, honoring their desires to be themselves.

He leaves behind his sister, Alison Osgood Fowler, of Marblehead, Mass., and brother, Peter Osgood, of Sarasota, Fla.

He was pre-deceased by brothers, Robert Osgood and Richard Osgood, and leaves cousins, Chris Osgood of Ducktrap, Maine, Tom Osgood of Sedona, Ariz., and dear friend, Betsy Morrell of Ducktrap, Maine. As a parent, John leaves his daughter, Ana Osgood of Los Angeles, Calif.; his son, Adam Osgood of Vinalhaven, Maine; his daughter, Kathryn Osgood of Washington state; and beloved step-children, Meghan Cahoon, Katharine Cahoon, and Nathaniel Cahoon. He leaves his much beloved wife, Frederica Chapman of Hope.

“He was a wonderful human being and the people who met him were lucky to have done so.”

John died peacefully June 27, 2022, at Penn Bay Medical Center in Rockport. Many thanks to the Palliative Care team and Sussman Hospice House.

A Celebration of Life will be held Aug. 21, 2022, in Ducktrap.